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Photo gallery: Cold no match for Afton Village Holiday

A blast of sub-zero temperatures on Saturday, Dec. 7, wasn’t enough to keep crowds away from Afton’s annual Village Holiday event. Among them were (from left) children Mason, Jackson and Aida Bonneson of Afton, who checked out a model train display at the Afton Historical Museum. (Staff photos by Mike Longaecker)1 / 6
Other participants included Afton resident Ed Kohn, who gave away hand-crafted reindeer ornaments to children. (Staff photos by Mike Longaecker)2 / 6
Visitors to Afton Village Holiday took rides on a horse-drawn wagon that traversed the Old Village. 3 / 6
Saturday's frigid temperature proved the perfect conditions to flood an ice rink at Town Square Park in Afton.4 / 6
A choral group from White Bear Lake High School sang for a crowd Saturday at Afton House Inn.5 / 6
Afton Historical Society Museum-goers were treated to holiday-themed activities inside the building Saturday, while a campfire kept passers-by warm.6 / 6

Sub-zero temperatures weren't enough to keep visitors away from Afton's Village Holiday event over the weekend.

Strolling carolers, horse-drawn wagon rides and free activities drew families from around the area to Afton for the two-day event.

See the attached photo gallery for images from Afton Village Holiday.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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